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Ronald Patrick Booze, 56, of Suitland died Sept. 22, 2012, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

He was born Oct. 27, 1955, to Helen Lucy Briscoe and the late Samuel R. Booze.

He was also raised as a teenager by his stepfather, the late James Briscoe. He was born at Washington, D.C., General Hospital and raised in the District. He attended D.C. public schools. He married at a very young age, had two sons and later divorced. He worked several jobs throughout his life, including Shadd Elementary School and Ballou Senior High School in Washington, D.C. He also worked for Melwood until his death. As a child, he attended Coopers United Methodist Church in Dunkirk. He always supported his mother for Family and Friends Day at Peace Baptist Church. He had a passion for watching sports on TV, mainly football, and was a Washington Redskins fan. He also liked basketball, baseball and bowling, which he did with his stepfather. He had many nicknames for family and friends and could tell a good joke. He also enjoyed cooking hams, spaghetti and making his favorite crab salad. He often drove his mother to places she needed to be.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Lucy Briscoe; sister, Gloria Booze; brothers, Samuel Mackall and his wife, Arlene, Garland and Kevin Booze; children, Ronald P. Booze Jr., Reginal L. Booze, Chaqquita L. Young and Delores H. Booze; grandchild, Malik Booze; stepsister, Sherry Pollock and her husband, Charles; stepbrother, Jimmy Briscoe and his wife, Helen; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, coworkers and friends.

Funeral service was held Oct. 1 at Dunkirk Baptist Church, with the Rev. Richard Offord as eulogist and the Rev. Sandra Smith officiating.

Interment was at Cooper’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dunkirk.

Pallbearers were Ronald Patrick Booze Jr., Reginal L. Booze, Calvert Ford, Maurice Henry, Donald Parish and Earl Thomas.

Arrangements were provided by Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick.